your car sucks big time then.fattyburger11 wrote: ↑Oct 11th, 2018 9:09 pmWhat's the hurry anyway? Most of the time, people who drive fast are in no time constraint nor have deadlines to meet. They will arrive at their destination 10 min faster than driving at the limit. Now what? Slack off in their office of course. Or stand in line at the restaurant checking their phones. But they would have used a hell of a lot more gas due to fuel inefficiency at those higher speeds to get to their destination needlessly faster than they really have to.
Most cars are most fuel efficient at around 75 km/hr The drag force is also proportional to the squared of the velocity. Which means the faster you go, the bigger the penalty is to your efficiency when drag becomes a huge factor in reducing MPG.
With my car, if I drive at 80km/hr I can coast the 401 with around 7 L/100km. If I drive at 90 km/hr it goes to 8L/100km. If I drive at 100 km/hr it is 8.5L/100km. Thats a huge difference. Ideally, if not for road rage, I'd drive at 80km/hr all day everyday. That fuel savings is huge, especially since i have to pump premium. It amounts to hundreds of dollars a year difference.
Liberals always talk about carbon tax carbon tax carbon tax. They should maybe focus on people's driving habits. Forcing people to use their cars at optimal fuel efficiency will do much more good to the environment than simply taxing fuel while people continue to drive at 120km/hr well above the speed limit and using up more fuel than they need for the distance traveled because their car is less efficient. They should be lowering the speed limit.
I regularly drive on the 401 at 140km/h and my fuel consumption is around 6.5L per 100km.... In fact there isn't much of an improvement going 120... and my car aint even that good. 1.8tsi jetta.